Order of St George – not coming!

Order of St George – not coming!

Horse name: Order of St George

Age: 5

Sex: Horse

Trainer: Aidan O’Brien

Owner: Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith & Mrs John Magnier & Lloyd Williams

Country: Ireland

Attempt?: No!

Formline: Gold Cup 2017, Irish St Leger

Distance Query?: No

Path?: Irish St Leger

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Notes: Probably the best horse here with the best Group 1 performances and wins. More recently third in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe 2016, second in the Gold Cup (when hot favourite) behind Big Orange, but then turned it all around to absolutely brain them in the Group 1 Irish St Leger in a stunning performance for Aidan O’Brien and Ryan Moore.

Lloyd Williams owns a stake which is crucial, but connections may focus on Europe glory in Paris with the Arc. There are plenty that dismiss the Melbourne Cup as a simple staying handicap, with the Arc a true stallion maker. It’s hard to agree with that school of thought and the Williams connection will surely be pulling for a Melbourne run.

Update: He won’t be coming down! Connections will target the Arc instead in a disappointing decision.